Communications Officer Job In Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Communications Officer


  • £31000 - £36000 per annum
  • Posted: 06/10/2020
  • Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
  • Job Ref: 082105319
  • Temporary

Job Details

Communications Officer

Pertemps Scotland Ltd are working with our client in Edinburgh to recruit for a Communications Officer in the Public Sector on a temporary basis for 6 Months with potential extension.

Due to current circumstances this role will be based remotely.
Salary - £31,000 to £36,000 (Inside IR35)

You will work within the Communications and Marketing team, but will be closely linked to other areas of the business, including People and Change, the Executive Management Team and various project teams within the Registration directorate. You will work to deliver a full spectrum of activity based on the colleague engagement plans and activities that you will develop. Working remotely for the time-being, you will deliver clear, persuasive, accurate and accessible information relating to all aspects of the business, to ensure that a joined up and cohesive approach is taken to colleague engagement. You will plan activities that fit with business wide campaign calendars, with the support of the Internal Communications Manager and broader Communications and Marketing team, championing your projects to ensure desired outcomes are met but always being aware of overall business need and priorities for timing and impact. You will play a pivotal role within the team, being a key voice during project planning, initiation and delivery. You will confidently share new ideas, opportunities and ways of working and support the development of end to end communications and colleague engagement campaigns for the organisations projects, products and services and change programmes.

The main duties would be:

  • To deliver key elements of organisations Internal Communications Strategy,
  • including business as usual (BAU) and project activities, as directed by the Senior Internal Communications Manager
  • Develop and implement internal communications and engagement plans to support colleagues working remotely
  • Develop and deliver organisation-wide online events and webinars to support business needs
  • Create presentations for the Executive Management Team to communicate key business activity
  • Provide a professional editing and writing service
  • Provide professional communications advice to other departments and programmes throughout the business
  • Working closely with People and Change (HR) colleagues, develop ways to communicate change effectively and continually identify opportunities to support Organisational Development activity by delivering simple messages or complex information as required
  • Working within a project team on a specific business area, champion the role, and early consideration, of communications and engagement and be a strong voice during project planning
  • Deliver professional advice on channel use for specific project needs based on clear understanding of the effective ways to communicate and engage with different stakeholders and customers
  • Provide insight into how to develop the organisations communications and engagement across the business and at project level and continuously look for, and articulate, ways of improving delivery, work flow and execution of campaign elements
Essential
  • Educated to degree level within related field of communications, engagement or marketing, and/or have relevant experience of working within a communications, engagement or marketing environment
  • Experience of managing and delivering multi-channel internal communications and staff engagement activities to a variety of internal stakeholders
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary project team and championing communications and engagement activities during project development and delivery
  • Excellent influencing and relationship-building skills
  • Experience of communicating complex change to all levels of an organisation, tailoring the message and/or delivery channel to suit the target audience need
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to deliver against tight and often competing deadlines
  • First-class oral and written communication with an excellent attention to detail and the ability to relate to people at all levels

Desirable

  • Experience of working in an agile project management environment
  • Experience of hosting online events using tools such as Go To Webinar
  • Experience of working remotely
  • Experience of working in a public sector environment